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Psychological interventions in inclusive settings

Research and teaching at our research group aims to bridge clinical psychological sciences and educational sciences. Its main objective is to promote and support the mental health and well-being of people with disabilities. We thereby focus on the availability and accessability of psychological interventions for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities, as well as on the prevention of mental health problems by increasing our understanding of bullying in an inclusive society.

Our research and teaching interests are directly related to the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. By ratifying this convention, Germany and the European Union have committed themselves to promoting, protecting and ensuring the right of people with disabilities to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. These rights include, among others:
  • to have access to their environment, public facilities and services, and information and communications technologies (Article 9)
  • to live independently and be included in the community (Article 19).
  • to access information intended for the general public in accessible formats and technologies (Article 21).
  • to the highest attainable standard of health and to receive the same quality and range of health services as others without discrimination on the basis of disability (Article 25).
  • to attain maximum independence and ability through the use of habilitation and rehabilitation services in the areas of health, employment and education (Article 26).


JunProf. Dr. Leen Vereenooghe
Tel.: +49 521 106-67521
Room: T4-144



Fatma Akkaya-Willis
Tel.: (0521) 106-12388
Room: T4-148




Postal address:

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Psychologie - AE16
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld